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Drink Up for a Good Price at these Fun Bars in Florence

Florence has plenty of options when it comes to quality places with good drinks. Whether you choose to stick to the city center or you plan to try something local and go to the other side of Arno River, you'll find spots where you can sit and relax and enjoy a nice cold beer or a glass of wine.

Dolce Vita offers the perfect location for those who love art and who want to be entertained while they drink. There is always something going on, so you will want to which nights they have certain events so you can truly enjoy the local atmosphere and the drinks and customers that they have there.

It's not a night out without going to Moyo. Not only will you find it always busy, but it's a great place to meet a new crowd of people. The William Pub also offers guests a typical pub atmosphere for those who want to go a more traditional route.



It's not easy finding a Happy Hour location in Florence that hasn't been combed over by tourists, but the Friends Pub achieves a local feel without being isolating. They have a good selection of beers, and the establishment is far enough away...  Read More



If you are in the Santa Croce area and you are looking to have a drink, The William is a great place to sit and enjoy a beer or two. The interior is decorated to resemble an English or Irish pub, so if you feel like enjoying a different setting...  Read More



There are very few restaurants in Italy that are geared toward quality Mexican food and drinks, but Tijuana offers guests a chance to try something new when you are sick of the typical choices you might experience at an average bar. They have...  Read More



When you want to try something a little off the beaten path and you are craving a nice, cold beer, the Public House offers visitors a retro feel and plenty of brew options. It's unlike anything else you will find in Florence--so when you are...  Read More



For a classy night away, this can be one of the best places in the city to visit. A perfect first date location, you can't go wrong with taking someone special here. Not only do you have some incredible cocktails in an incredible environment for...  Read More



There are several locations for this pub, but the one in Piazza Signoria is probably the best known and the most fun for visitors. Not only is it in one of the most gorgeous areas of the city (you have an amazing view of the Palazzo Vecchio),...  Read More



One of the best things about Mayday is that it combines the best of Italian and American culture. You won't find a place that offers cocktails for a better price, and the staff is attentive and fun. You'll find an eclectic group of people who...  Read More

Dolce Vita
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This spot offers both a chance to hang with locals and to see the newest in artwork in the city. You'll find not only some delicious cocktails for reasonable prices, but it also gives you a chance to get out of the city center and see a more...  Read More



When you are feeling like you want the typical Italian experience of aperitivo and a cocktail, Moyo can satisfy all your needs. Pull up a chair outside or enjoy the sultry interior--there are so many drink options available that you might have a...  Read More



For the true Italian definition of Happy Hour, you'll want to head over to Panbriaco where you can get some delicious wine and cheese options. Aperitivo is the most common form of Happy Hour in Florence, and Panbriaco is known as one of the best...  Read More


Meet Alexa Schnee

Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all...  More About Alexa